Fr. Rick's Sermons
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Everyone has problems/fasaries. Everyone has difficulties. And everyone wants an easy answer or solution to his/her dilemma. Our American capitalistic society has lots of answers. I was walking through Barnes & Noble yesterday. The walls are filled with books, huge sections on self-help, dieting and spirituality.
Sunday, February 09, 2014
1. “Thank God, I’m not like you! Do I get your attention?” These are the words of the Pharisee in today’s Gospel reading. Today is the 16th Sunday of Luke. Today the Triodion, the three week Pre-Lenten period, begins. Every year at this time we read the Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee.
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Sanctity of Life - Down Syndrome (1-26-2014)
Everyone has heard of wrongful life lawsuits.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.” This was said by the late 19th century British playwright Oscar Wilde.
Sunday, January 05, 2014
Today we celebrate the liturgical feast of the Sunday before Theophany. Because is also the Eve of Theophany the Typikon directs all parishes to conduct the Great Agiasmos. I have just used a few words that one might not be familiar with. So let’s go back with and explain a little further.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Todays Epistle reading for the Sunday before Christmas (Hebrews 11:9-10,32-40) does not say anything explicit about the coming Feast of the Nativity of our Lord on December 25th.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
A very busy CEO of a company, in the midst of big deadline for a huge deal said, “Now where in the world did I put that pencil?” His administrative assistant said, “It’s behind your ear.” The CEO snapped back, “Come on now, I don’t have time for this. I’m in a hurry.
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Every year on the Sunday of our Fall Parish Assembly meeting, I like to share a message called “The State of the Parish Address.” This message has taken several forms in order to educate, enlighten and inspire a broader vision for the overall mission and pur
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Does anyone remember their first time away from home, parents and family? Maybe it was a sleepover at a friend’s house or going to overnight summer camp. How did it feel? Were you scared? Were you sad? Perhaps you were crying and wanted your mom and dad. This is not unusual. It’s called homesickness.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Christ in Me (11-17-2013)
I’m sure many of you notice that I have been quoting frequently as of late the writings of Fr. Anthony Coniaris. I’m sure most of you know also that Fr. Anthony was my parish priest growing up at our sister parish of St. Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Regarding the people of Samaria, also known as Samaritans, Jews had no dealings with them. This is told to us in Gospel of John (4) when Jesus encounters the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well.
Sunday, November 03, 2013
A sign posted at a bus stop read: “The trouble with this world is apathy.” Someone had scribbled below it: “Who cares.”
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Every year Parade Magazine, that brief national publication inserted into the Sunday newspaper, runs an issue with the same story “What People Earn.” And it lists different people, actual persons from all walks of life, with their name, their photo and their yearly salary.
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